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Carol L. Howe, C.N.M., D.N.Sc., F.A.C.N.M. and Aaron B Caughey, M.D., Ph.D.  will discuss the many birthing options available for expectant moms today, including vaginal breech delivery and vaginal delivery after cesarean. OHSU is one of a handful of hospitals in the country to offer women the chance to deliver their breech baby vaginally. OHSU is also a national leader in reducing cesarean births, the economic and health implications of which are substantial. 

Bio:

Dr. Caughey is the director of the OHSU Center for Women's Health and chairman of obstetrics and gynecology in the OHSU School of Medicine. In his clinical practice, Dr. Caughey has a special interest in diabetes in pregnancy. His research focuses on the decision- and cost-effectiveness analysis to address questions in obstetrics and maternal-fetal medicine regarding post-term pregnancy, preeclampsia, diabetes in pregnancy, obesity and weight gain, as well as prenatal diagnosis.

Carol Howe is director of the OHSU Nurse-Midwifery Program; associate dean for practice, policy and primary care and professor of advanced practice nursing in the OHSU School of Nursing. She is certified nurse-midwife with a doctorate in nursing science. Her clinical focus is promoting normal birth and managing her patient's labor. Her research interest lies in decreasing cesarean birth rates.

Air Date: Saturday, September 24, 2011


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